Latest news & announcements

Tourism Partners take home state award for “Eat. Drink. Buy Art.”

Worcester County Tourism (WCT) and area partners took home an award at the 39th annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in November.

The multi-jurisdictional effort, which promotes main streets and arts and entertainment districts, earned the Leveraging Partnerships Award for the “Eat. Drink. Buy Art” (EDBA) campaign. The award was given for excellence and major contributions in expanding the market of Maryland tourism products, maximizing opportunities to generate overnight stays, leveraging partnerships, and showcasing Maryland as an exciting, must-see tourism destination.

Berlin Fatal House Fire

The Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fatal fire that occurred on Sunday, December 22, 2019. The fire was reported at 6:11 p.m. at 10347 Trappe Road, Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland 21811. Volunteer Fire Companies from Berlin, Showell, Bishopville, Ocean Pines, Ocean City, and Newark responded to the fire. Firefighters reported heavy fire conditions upon arrival. The fire was placed under control at 7:33 p.m.

Worcester County offers Christmas tree recycling to residents

The Solid Waste Division of Worcester County will host its annual collection of Christmas trees through January 31, 2020. Area residents can drop off Christmas trees at the Central Landfill in Newark and the Berlin, Pocomoke, and Snow Hill Homeowners Convenience Centers at no cost. 

Annual Financial Report confirms Worcester County in solid financial standing

Worcester County Treasurer’s Office officials recently completed the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2019. This format, which adheres to the guidelines recommended by the Government Finance Officers Association, provides full accountability to Worcester County citizens and others with an interest in government finances. The CAFR outlines County finances and reflects a long-established history of prudent fiscal management practices.  

Be the First on the Ice at the New County Ice Rink

Ice skates

Worcester County Recreation & Parks (WCRP) staff members are thrilled to announce the December hours for open skating on the new synthetic ice rink at the Worcester County Recreation Center (WCRC) in Snow Hill. 

Openings available on 24 Worcester County boards and commissions

Worcester County Government (WCG) is currently seeking interest from county residents to volunteer to fill open seats on 24 boards and commissions.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Worcester County. In the event that WCG receives more individuals interested in volunteering for a particular committee than there are available seats, the Commissioners will maintain an interest list to help fill future vacancies.”